Recently, a fellow blogger asked her readers to play a game. You’ve just died, her post read. The sixth picture in your phone gallery is what killed you.
Normally I avoid engaging in this sort of frivolity, even though I enjoy these types of posts. This time, purely out of curiosity, I scrolled through my phone. And learned that I’m getting crushed by a hair salon sign that says IRONY. I chuckled over that. You really can’t ask for a more perfect death, can you? Unless you sacrifice yourself by landing on an asteroid headed on a collision course for earth and detonating a nuclear bomb, blowing it to pieces and saving seven billion people.
My apologies if you have a sappy Aerosmith ballad running through your head now.
Anyway! Here are the sixth (and seventh) photos on my phone.
This particular salon is right down the street from my house. They update their two-sided sign every few months, always coming up with something clever. Currently, the front reads, IF YOUR HAIR ISN’T BECOMING TO YOU, and the back says, YOU SHOULD BE COMING TO US.
Across the street, there’s an automotive shop specializing in oil changes. They aren’t as consistent as the hair salon but will sometimes break out funny signs of their own. This one was my favorite.
Then there was this gem in Portland. Witty AND good advice! (The fact that I snapped a pic with my phone was ironic.)
And this one in La Grande, Oregon. I guess they were afraid somebody might take “microbrews” literally.
Then there are unintentionally humorous signs, like this one outside a laundromat in Bothell, Washington. Somebody forgot the “r”. Or stole it. I swear it wasn’t me!
I love funny signs! It’s one reason why I follow the El Arroyo Instagram account. I’ve never been to this unassuming Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin before, but they are as famous for their funny signs (which they update every single day) as they are their margaritas. So much so that they sell tons of merchandise inspired by their signs. Everything from hats, t-shirts, and books to candles and Christmas tree ornaments. Proof that some people in Texas are forward-thinkers, at least.
Funny stuff. I’d consider a visit to Austin just to drive by this place and check out their sign of the day.
(I wouldn’t turn down a taco and margarita either…)
Any other funny sign lovers out there?